Stuart Lauded For Lifetime Achievement

Buddy Miller, John Prine gain top Americana honors

This appeared in The Tennessean - September 10, 2005

Marty Stuart's parents were also in the house. Stuart, who noted that his career began 33 years ago on the Ryman stage when he was a child mandolin prodigy performing with Lester Flatt, received a lifetime achievement award.

"There's the chart and there's the heart," said Stuart, who spent years as a mainstream country performer before branching into more right-field musical endeavors. "It's great when they both line up, but given the choice, you'd better follow your heart."

By Peter Cooper

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